2005 Enrollment Numbers Show Positive Growth at NU
NOTE: PLEASE REFER TO THE CORRECTED ENROLLMENT NEWS RELEASE ISSUED SEPTEMBER 29, 2005 (Lincoln, NE. Sept. 8, 2005)—The University of Nebraska today released enrollment numbers for the 2005-06 academic year. Total enrollment at the university for Fall 2005 is 45,477, representing a slight (0.8 percent) increase from 2004.

“Enrollment is moving in the right direction, thanks to some good work on each of our campuses,” President James B. Milliken said. “Total enrollment is up, and importantly, we have a 5.1 percent increase in first-time freshmen. Our strategy to rebuild enrollment is to recruit more aggressively, both in-state and out-of-state, to work with students to retain them in school through graduation, and to maintain affordability through moderate and predictable increases in tuition rates and increased financial aid.

“Our incoming freshman class is also academically stronger than ever before,” Milliken added. “The average ACT scores at all three undergraduate campuses hit all-time highs this year, which is one indication that many bright, talented young people are choosing to attend the University of Nebraska.”

University wide, enrollment is up in almost every category: undergraduate, graduate, first-time freshmen and total enrollment; the category of professional students showed a very slight decline (from 2,105 to 2,101).

Contacts:
NU Administration: Sharon Stephan, 402-472-7554
UNL: Meg Lauerman, 402-472-0088
UNO: Tim Kaldahl, 402-554-3502
UNK: Ann Tillery, 308-865-8000 or Glennis Nagel, 308-865-8454
UNMC: Bill O’Neill, 402-559-9152 or Tom O’Connor, 402-559-4690

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